Mexico's Drug-Related Murders Rise In his first year as Mexico's president, Felipe Calderon takes aim at drug cartels, deploying thousands of soldiers and police to battle narco-traffickers. Although violence is dropping, drug-related murders for the year are at an all-time high. And those on the front lines say more needs to be done.
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Mexico's Drug-Related Murders Rise

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Mexico's Drug-Related Murders Rise

Mexico's Drug-Related Murders Rise

Mexico's Drug-Related Murders Rise

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In his first year as Mexico's president, Felipe Calderon takes aim at drug cartels, deploying more than 20,000 soldiers and police to battle narco-traffickers. Although Mexican and U.S. officials say violence is dropping, drug-related murders for the year are at an all-time high. And those on the front lines say more needs to be done. The U.S. is promising to help by pledging $1.4 billion to provide equipment and training to Mexico's notoriously corrupt security forces.